When opening PDF files sent as attachments the file is reported by Acrobat as broken, not repairable



MailNews Core
Networking: POP
8 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: robin, Unassigned)


1.8 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-09-15])



8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20090824 Firefox/3.5.3
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On occasion PDF attachments appear to not be downloading from a POP3 server correctly. The cannot be opened and are reported damaged. Saving the attachment and then opening makes no difference. The attachments are fine and can be opened happlily from web mail and other email programs

Reproducible: Always
Not an exploitable security problem.

"other email programs" meaning native clients running on your machine, like Mail.app? Which ones? Are the ones which work connecting to the very same mail server and account? If not I'm going to suspect a bum server or noise in the connection, because I can download attachments over POP3 just fine.
Group: core-security
Duplicate of this bug: 524535

Comment 3

8 years ago
Outlook express works fine on the same machine. Other people sing the same network connection have no problems using Mac Mail and Outlook
Is there a specific message that produces this behavior , or is it completely random ?

If not completely random can you provide us with a POP3 log as described at https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Logging ?
Component: General → Networking: POP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → networking.pop
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch
Robin ?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2011-09-15]
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE due to a lack of response to previous question. If you feel this change is in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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